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STATUTE I.

April 1, 1836. [Obsolete.]

thousand dollars appropri

mentioned in the foregoing provisions of this act, called into service before its passage, and who are directed to be paid, shall embrace those only ordered into service by the commanding general or Governors of States and of the Territory of Florida under authority from the War Department for repressing the hostilities of the Florida Indians. APPROVED, March 19, 1836.

CHAP. XLVI.-An Act making a further appropriation for the suppression of
Indian hostilities in Florida.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Five hundred United States of America in Congress assembled, That the sum of five hundred thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, in addition to former appropriations, for suppressing Indian hostilities in Florida. APPROVED, April 1, 1836.

ated.

STATUTE I.

April 5, 1836. [Obsolete.]

Act of March

19, 1836, chap. 42, limited to bonds entered into prior to Dec. 16, 1835.

STATUTE I.

April 9, 1836. [Expired.]

Act of March 3, 1835, ch. 28.

STATUTE I.

April 11, 1836.

Act of March 3, 1817, ch. 38.

CHAP. XLVII-An Act amendatory of "the act for the relief of the sufferers by fire in the city of New York," passed March 19th, 1836.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the operation of the act entitled "An act for the relief of the sufferers by fire in the city of New York," passed the nineteenth day of March last past, shall be, and hereby is limited and confined exclusively to such bonds of the description set forth in said act, as were made and entered into at the custom-house in the city of New York prior to the sixteenth day of December last past.

APPROVED, April 5, 1836.

CHAP. XLVIII.-An Act to suspend the operation of the second proviso, third section of "An act making appropriations for the civil and diplomatic expenses of Government for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-five.”

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That so much of the third section of the act, entitled "An act making appropriations for the civil and diplomatic expenses of Government for the year 1835," as provides" that the whole number of custom-house officers in the United States, on the 1st of January, 1834, shall not be increased until otherwise allowed by Congress," be, and the same is hereby suspended to the end of the present session of Congress.

APPROVED, April 9, 1836

CHAP. L.-An Act to repeal so much of the act entitled "An act transferring the duties of Commissioner of Loans to the Bank of the United States, and abolishing the office of Commissioner of Loans," as requires the Bunk of the United States to perform the duties of Commissioner of Loans for the several States.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the first, second and third sections of the act entitled "An act transferring the duties of Commissioner of Loans to the Bank of the United States, and abolishing the office of Commissioner of Loans," passed March third, eighteen hundred and seventeen, be, and the same are hereby repealed; and the Bank of the United States and its several branches, and such State Banks employed under the provisions of said act by the Bank of the United States, as have heretofore done and performed, or are now doing and performing, the duties of Commissioner of Loans, shall be, and they are hereby, required to transmit to the Secretary of the Treasury, immediately after the passing of this act, all the books, papers, and

records in their possession relating to their duties as Commissioners of Loans.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Bank of the United States Banks to pay and its several branches, and the State Banks employed by the Bank of all money into the Treasury the United States, performing the duties of Commissioners of Loans, shall within three be, and they are hereby required to pay into the Treasury of the United months. States, within three months after the passing of this act, all the money in their possession for the redemption of the public debt of the United States, and the interest thereon remaining in their hands, which has not been applied for by the person or persons entitled to receive the same. SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Treasury to pay over to the person or persons entitled to receive the same, the amount so received into the Treasury by virtue of the second section of this act, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That nothing contained in this act shall be construed to authorize the appointment of a Commissioner or Commissioners of Loans in any State, District, or Territory of the United States.

APPROVED, April 11, 1836.

CHAP. LII.—An Act making appropriations for the payment of the revolutionary and other pensioners of the United States, for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and the same are hereby appropriated to be paid out of any money in the Treasury, not otherwise appropriated, for the pensioners of the United States, for the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six;

STATUTE I. April 14, 1836.

[Obsolete.]

Revolution

For the revolutionary pensioners under the several acts, other than those of the fifteenth of May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty- ary pensioners. eight, the seventh of June, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two, and the fifth of July, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two, in addition to an unexpended balance of three hundred and thirty-five thousand three hundred and ninety-five dollars and seventy cents, the sum of three hundred and forty-seven thousand six hundred and twentynine dollars.

For the invalid pensioners, under various laws, in addition to an unexpended balance of two hundred and one thousand, seven hundred and twenty-one dollars and twenty-seven cents, one hundred and five thousand, eight hundred and twenty-five dollars.

For pensions to widows and orphans, payable through the office of the Third Auditor, in addition to the unexpended balance of two thousand one hundred and ninety-five dollars and twenty-two cents, two thousand dollars.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That hereafter, no bank note of less denomination than ten dollars, and that from and after the third day of March, anno Domini, eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, no bank note of less denomination than twenty dollars shall be offered in payment in any case whatsoever in which money is to be paid by the United States or the Post Office Department, nor shall any bank note, of any denomination, be so offered, unless the same shall be payable, and paid on demand, in gold or silver coin, at the place where issued, and which shall not be equivalent to specie at the place where offered, and convertible into gold or silver upon the spot, at the will of the holder, and with out delay or loss to him; Provided, That nothing herein contained shall be construed to make any thing but gold or silver a legal tender by any individual, or by the United States.

APPROVED, April 14, 1836.

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Invalid pen.

sioners.

Widows and orphans. No bank-note of less denomi

nation than ten
dollars after

March 3, 1837.
No bank-note

of less denomi
nation than
twenty dollars

to be offered in payment by the United States; and no bankequivalent to specie, or convertible into gold or silver be paid. This act not to make anything a legal tender but gold or silver.

note unless

without loss, to

STATUTE I.

April 20, 1836.

Moneys re

ceived for lands to be paid into the Treasury.

Payment un

tions of the President.

CHAP. LIII.-An Act to carry into effect the treaties concluded by the Chickasaw tribe of Indians on the twentieth October, eighteen hundred and thirty-two, and the twenty-fourth May, eighteen hundred and thirty-four.

Be it enacted, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all moneys received from the sale of lands under the stipulations of the treaties with the Chickasaw Indians of the twentieth of October, eighteen hundred and thirtytwo, and the twenty-fourth May, eighteen hundred and thirty-four, shall be paid into the Treasury of the United States, in the same manner that moneys received from the sales of public lands are paid into the Treasury.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That all payments required to be der the instruc- made, and all moneys required to be vested by the said treaty, are hereby appropriated in conformity to it, and shall be drawn from the Treasury, as other public moneys are drawn therefrom, under such instructions as may from time to time be given by the President.

Special ac

count to be kept, &c.

STATUTE I.

April 20, 1836.

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SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That all investments of stock, required by the said treaty shall be made under the direction of the President; and a special account of the funds under the said treaty, shall be kept at the Treasury, and a statement thereof shall be annually laid before Congress, and the sum of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, heretofore appropriated, agreeably to the said treaty, and to aid in its fulfilment shall be refunded to the Treasury, as soon as funds sufficient therefor, are received from the sale of the said lands. APPROVED, April 20, 1836.

CHAP. LIV.—An Act establishing the Territorial Government of Wisconsin.(a) Be it enacted, by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That from and after the third try shall consti- day of July next, the country included within the following boundaries shall constitute a separate Territory, for the purposes of temporary government, by the name of Wisconsin; that is to say: Bounded on the (a) The acts which have been passed relative to the Territory of Wisconsin have been: An act to establish the Territorial Government of Wisconsin, April 20, 1836, chap. 54. Appropriation for the public buildings and library of the Territory of Wisconsin, Civil and Diplomatic appropriation, act of May 9, 1836, chap. 59.

consin Terri

tory.

An act for laying off the towns of Madison and Burlington, in the county of Des Moines, and the towns of Bellevieu, Du Buque and Peru, in the county of Du Buque, Territory of Wisconsin, and for other purposes, July 2, 1836, chap. 262.

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An act to amend an act, entitled An act for laying off the towns of Madison and Burlington, in the county of Des Moines, and the towns of Bellevieu, Du Buque and Peru, in the county of Du Buque, Territory of Wisconsin, and for other purposes," approved July 2, 1836. March 3, 1837, chap. 36. An act to give the approval and confirmation of Congress to three several acts of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Wisconsin, incorporating banks, March 3, 1837, chap. 75.

An act making appropriations for completing the public buildings in Wisconsin, June 18, 1838, chap. 117. Post routes in Wisconsin, an act to establish post routes, and to discontinue others, July 7, 1838, chap. 172. An act to divide the Territory of Wisconsin, and to establish the Territorial Government of Iowa, June 12, 1838, chap. 96.

An act to authorize the construction of certain improvements in the Territory of Wisconsin, and for other purposes, March 3, 1839, chap. 72.

An act to create the office of Surveyor of public lands in the Wisconsin Territory, June 12, 1838, chap. 99.

An act concerning a seminary of learning in the Territory of Wisconsin, June 12, 1838, chap. 110. An act to grant a quantity of land to the Territory of Wisconsin, for the purpose of aiding in opening a canal to connect the waters of Lake Michigan with those of Rock river, June 18, 1838, chap. 114. An act to alter and amend the organic law of the Territories of Wisconsin and Iowa, March 3, 1839, chap. 89.

An act to define and establish the eastern boundary line of the Territory of Wisconsin, March 3, 1839,ch.9. Brotherton Indians subjected to the laws of the United States and of Wisconsin, Act of March 3, 1839, chap. 82, sect. 7.

Appropriation for the survey and examination of the country between the mouths of the Menomonie and Montreal rivers, for the purpose of designating and marking the boundary line between the State of Michigan and the Territory of Wisconsin, March 3, 1841, chap. 36, sect. 3.

An act to appropriate the proceeds of the sales of the public lands, and to grant pre-emption rights, September 4, 1841, chap. 16, sect. 2.

Appropriations for Wisconsin Territory, May 18, 1842, chap. 29, No. 108, &c.

east, by a line drawn from the northeast corner of the State of Illinois, through the middle of Lake Michigan, to a point in the middle of said lake, and opposite the main channel of Green Bay, and through said channel and Green Bay to the mouth of the Menomonie river; thence through the middle of the main channel of said river, to that head of said river nearest to the Lake of the Desert; thence in a direct line, to the middle of said lake; thence through the middle of the main channel of the Montreal river, to its mouth; thence with a direct line across Lake Superior, to where the territorial line of the United States last touches said lake northwest; thence on the north, with the said territorial line, to the White-earth river; on the west, by a line from the said boundary line following down the middle of the main channel of Whiteearth river, to the Missouri river, and down the middle of the main channel of the Missouri river to a point due west from the northwest corner of the State of Missouri; and on the south, from said point, due east to the northwest corner of the State of Missouri; and thence with the boundaries of the States of Missouri and Illinois, as already fixed by acts of Congress. And after the said third day of July next, all power and authority of the Government of Michigan in and over the Territory hereby constituted, shall cease: Provided, That nothing in this act contained shall be construed to impair the rights of person or property now appertaining to any Indians within the said Territory, so long as such rights shall remain unextinguished by treaty between the United States and such Indians, or to impair the obligations of any treaty now existing between the United States and such Indians, or to impair or anywise to affect the authority of the Government of the United States to make any regulations respecting such Indians, their lands, property, or other rights, by treaty, or law, or otherwise, which it would have been competent to the Government to make if this act had never been passed: Provided, That nothing in this act contained shall be construed to inhibit the Government of the United States from dividing the Territory hereby established into one or more other Territories, in such manner, and at such times, as Congress shall, in its discretion, deem convenient and proper, or from attaching any portion of said Territory to any other State or Territory of the United States.

SEC. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Executive power and authority in and over the said Territory shall be vested in a Governor, who shall hold his office for three years, unless sooner removed by the President of the United States. The Governor shall reside within the said Territory, shall be commander-in-chief of the militia thereof, shall perform the duties and receive the emoluments of superintendent of Indian affairs, and shall approve of all laws passed by the Legislative Assembly before they shall take effect; he may grant pardons for offences against the laws of the said Territory, and reprieves for offences against the laws of the United States, until the decision of the President can be made known thereon; he shall commission all officers who shall be appointed to office under the laws of the said Territory, and shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed.

SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That there shall be a Secretary of the said Territory, who shall reside therein, and hold his office for four years, unless sooner removed by the President of the United States; he

Proviso.

Proviso.

-Appointment and powers of Governor.

Secretary,

his duties.

An act for the relief of certain settlers in the Territory of Wisconsin, August 23, 1842, chap. 190.
An act to provide for the settlement of certain accounts for the support of the Government in the
Territory of Wisconsin, and for other purposes, August 29, 1842, chap. 259.

An act to authorize the election or appointment of officers in the Territory of Wisconsin, March 3, 1843, chap. 99.

An act granting a section of land for the improvement of Grant river, at the town of Potosi, in Wisconsin Territory, June 15, 1844, chap. 50.

An act for granting to the county of Du Buque certain lots of ground in the town of Du Buque, June 15, 1844, chap. 56.

Legislature

and elected.

shall record and preserve all the laws and proceedings of the Legislative Assembly hereinafter constituted, and all the acts and proceedings of the Governor in his executive department; he shall transmit one copy of the laws and one copy of the Executive proceedings on or before the first Monday in December in each year, to the President of the United States; and at the same time, two copies of the laws to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, for the use of Congress. And in case of the death, removal, resignation, or necessary absence, of the Governor from the Territory, the Secretary shall have, and he is hereby authorized and required to execute and perform, all the powers and duties of the Governor during such vacancy or necessary absence.

SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, That the Legislative power shall how constituted be vested in a Governor and a Legislative Assembly. The Legislative Assembly shall consist of a Council and House of Representatives. The Council shall consist of thirteen members, having the qualifications of voters as hereinafter prescribed, whose term of service shall continue four years. The House of Representatives shall consist of twenty-six members, possessing the same qualifications as prescribed for the members of the Council, and whose term of service shall continue two years. An apportionment shall be made, as nearly equal as practicable, among the several counties, for the election of the Council and Representatives, giving to each section of the Territory representation in the ratio of its population, Indians excepted, as nearly as may be. And the said members of the Council and House of Representatives shall reside in and be inhabitants of the district for which they may be elected. Previous to the first election, the Governor of the Territory shall cause the census or enumeration of the inhabitants of the several counties in the Territory to be taken and made by the sheriffs of the said counties, respectively, and returns thereof made by said sheriffs to the Governor. The first election shall be held at such time and place, and be conducted in such manner, as the Governor shall appoint and direct: and he shall, at the same time, declare the number of members of the Council and House of Representatives to which each of the counties is entitled under this act. The number of persons authorized to be elected having the greatest number of votes in each of the said counties for the Council, shall be declared, by the said Governor, to be duly elected to the said Council; and the person or persons having the greatest number of votes for the House of Representatives, equal to the number to which each county may be entitled, shall also be declared, by the Governor, to be duly elected: Provided, The Governor shall order a new election when there is a tie between two or more persons voted for, to supply the vacancy made by such tie. And the persons thus elected to the Legislative Assembly shall meet at such place on such day as he shall appoint; but, thereafter, the time, place, and manner of holding and conducting all elections by the people, and the apportioning the representation in the several counties to the Council and House of Representatives, according to population, shall be prescribed by law, as well as the day of the annual commencement of the session of the said Legislative Assembly; but no session, in any year, shall exceed the term of seventy-five days.

Proviso.

Who shall be eligible to office.

Proviso.

Powers of the Legislature.

SEC. 5. And be it further enacted, That every free white male citizen of the United States, above the age of twenty-one years, who shall have been an inhabitant of said Territory at the time of its organization, shall be entitled to vote at the first election, and shall be eligible to any office within the said Territory; but the qualifications of voters at all subsequent elections shall be such as shall be determined by the Legislative Assembly: Provided, That the right of suffrage shall be exercised only by citizens of the United States.

SEC. 6. And be it further enacted, That the legislative power of the Territory shall extend to all rightful subjects of legislation; but no law

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